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Minnesota HC Jerry Kill collapses on sideline during game

Jerry Kill AP

While the details are very sketchy right now, there was an extremely scary scene during the fourth quarter of the Minnesota-New Mexico State game.

With 20 seconds left and Minnesota driving for the potential tying score, Gophers head coach Jerry Kill suddenly collapsed on the Gophers sideline.

He was immediately attended to by emergency personnel, who treated him with an IV and oxygen.  After several minutes, Kill was placed on a stretcher and taken to a local hospital.

In 2005, Kill had a seizure on the sidelines while he was head coach at Southern Illinois.  The Big Ten Network announcers hinted that may have been the cause of the issue, although nothing has been confirmed at the time of this posting.

In addition to the 2005 seizure, Kill also suffered one in 2001 and another while taping a show in 2006.

For what it’s worth, the Aggies beat the Gophers 28-21.

And, suffice to say, our thoughts and prayers go out to Kill.

UPDATED 8:06 p.m. ET: The school has confirmed that Kill did indeed suffer a seizure.  The good news is the coach is listed in stable condition at a local hospital and is expected to make a full recovery.

UPDATED 9:56 p.m. ET: Minnesota has released a statement updating Kill’s condition.

“Coach Kill has a history of seizures, which has been well controlled through medications,” Gophers team doctor Pat Smith. “There is a history of trouble with dehydration and heat seems to kick that up. It was very hot and humid today.

“We were able to give him medications to sedate him,” Smith continued. “He was breathing, his vital signs were absolutely normal and responded typical of someone responding to a seizure.”

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11 Responses to “Minnesota HC Jerry Kill collapses on sideline during game”
  1. whatagreatfootballmind says: Sep 10, 2011 7:47 PM

    Gopher football is so bad, even coach Kill collapses. Coach, I mean we haven’t been relevant since the 60s.

  2. brazenlucidity says: Sep 10, 2011 8:03 PM

    What the hell’s wrong with you, whatagreatfootballmind? Way to be classy. I’m a Gopher’s fan. I’m concerned about our coach, his family and everyone involved.

    You apparently are simply a dick.

  3. imaginesuperbowlwin says: Sep 10, 2011 8:55 PM

    I concur!

  4. berbes says: Sep 10, 2011 8:58 PM

    no, he NEEDS a dick.

  5. vikingsftw says: Sep 11, 2011 12:00 AM

    up his arse

  6. mdnittlion says: Sep 11, 2011 1:07 AM

    You would think the I have seizures during hot games, would be something that comes up during the interview process? I wish him the best of luck and my heart goes out to his family, but maybe he should step back and let his assistants take on more of an active roll?

  7. paulbrownsrevenge says: Sep 11, 2011 1:35 AM

    I feel bad for the coach, and I feel bad for Minnesota football. They try so hard, finally got a beautiful stadium. As a Buckeyes fan, I look forward to the day they start making it to bowl games. Great people up there to.

  8. paulbrownsrevenge says: Sep 11, 2011 1:38 AM


    I hope Karma pays you an unpleasant visit soon. May the forces of evil be focused and prepared on the way to your home.

  9. juicebox129 says: Sep 11, 2011 4:17 AM

    Gopher football is so bad, even coach Kill collapses. Coach, I mean we haven’t been relevant since the 60s.

    Never have I seen anything so horrible as this post. I am not a Gopher fan but I will be chearing them on this season. I only hope you are the only peron out there that would post something like this. This is more than just football you piece of shit..

  10. juicebox129 says: Sep 11, 2011 4:32 AM

    I agree with Paul Brown as well, Its amazing how someone like you can’t see what his family is going through right now

  11. whatagreatfootballmind says: Sep 11, 2011 12:06 PM

    Hey, I’m a gopher fan myself. He had a seizure. Yeah they are scary, but he will be just fine. How do I know this? My wife has seizures herself. And yes, gophers have sucked since the 60s. Worst football program in D-1 college football.

    To Kill’s credit, he has given some hope around here and has already won the state over. At least he doesn’t blow smoke up our asses unlike the past coach who talked about Rose Bowls and couldn’t beat freaking Northwest South Dakota State College.

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